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Museums

An invitation to one of the oldest civilisations in the world.

Delve into the past and savour the art and culture. Meet new people and discover the region’s ancestry while expanding your mind.  Pafos is one of the most important centres of ancient civilisation in the Mediterranean. Once the ancient capital of Cyprus, Pafos is undeniably one of the most fascinating locations in Europe that has cemented its name in the cultural tourism industry.

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Pafos Archaeological Museum

Location: 43 Griva Digeni Street, Paphos

Tel: +357 26 306 215

Open Monday – Friday                       8:00 – 16:00

Weekends Closed

Entrance Fee:  €2.50

Wheelchair Accessible.  Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.

The Archaeological Museum of Pafos houses an impressive collection of Cypriot antiquities dating as far back to the Neolithic Age.  Embark on an incredible journey of exploration as relics from the Iron Age, Classical and Byzantine periods, and the Middle Ages, to name a few, unravel before your eyes. From ceramic vessels, ancient pottery, intricate jewellery, and coins minted in Pafos from the Hellenistic and Roman periods, to stone sarcophagi and Roman marble sculptures, this superb exhibition is spread over five exhibition rooms and a penthouse in the museum’s yard where the inscriptions and other marble and limestone objects are exhibited.

Originating mainly from Palaipafos (Kouklia), Nea Pafos (present day Pafos) and Marion-Arsinoe (Polis Chrysochous), the museum also includes artifacts from Pegeia, Kissonerga, Lempa, Pano Arodes, Salamiou, Akourdalia, Pomos, Kidasi and Geroskipou.

Geroskipou – Folkloric Museum

Location: 3km (2 miles) east of Pafos

Tel: +357 26 306 216

Open Daily (Monday – Sunday)

Winter (16 September – 15 April):     8:30 – 16:00

Summer (16 April – 15 September):  9:30 – 17:00

Entrance Fee:  €2.50

Not accessible to wheelchair users.  Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.

Housed in a traditional 18th Century building, the Folk-Art Museum houses a diverse collection of exhibits from all over Cyprus, representing the daily life, various crafts and activities, and the different expressions of Cypriot folk art during the 19th and early 20th Centuries.

Located in the village of Geroskipou, meaning “sacred garden.”

Polis Archaeological Museum Marion / Arsinoe

Location: 26 Leoforos Makariou III Street, Polis (35km (22miles) from Pafos)

Tel: +357 26 322 955

Open Monday – Saturday

Monday – Friday:        8:00 – 16:00

Saturday:                     9:00 – 15:00

Sundays Closed

Entrance Fee:  €2.50

Wheelchair accessible.  Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.

Housed in a handsome neoclassical building, the museum comprises two galleries: one spanning the history of the area from Neolithic to Medieval times, while the second includes the rich haul that was found at the graves at nearby Marion and Arsinoe, including some stunning statuettes and elaborate gold jewellery dating from Roman times. The museum also features a large park with an amphitheatre in the middle.

Palaipafos Museum

Location: Kouklia Village (14 km (9 miles) east of Pafos) 

Tel: +357 26 432 180

Open Daily (Monday – Sunday)

Winter (16 September – 15 April):     8:30 – 17:00

Summer (16 April – 15 September):  8:30 – 19:30

Entrance Fee:  €4.50 (Price includes entry to Palaipafos Archaeological Site)

Partly accessible to wheelchairs, following the directions provided by the on-site staff. (Route not marked).  Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.

The renowned Sanctuary of Aphrodite is arguably one of the most important ancient sites related to the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite. Dating back to the 12th Century BC, the sprawling site features an impressive conical stone that represented the goddess until Roman times. Other attractions include the ruins of a Roman temple, and a second sanctuary and ruins of a Roman house.

Housed in a Lusignan Manor, the Palaipafos (Old Pafos) Museum houses an extensive collection of finds from the area, including items excavated from the site of the sanctuary, the city and the necropolis.

Byzantine Museum

Location: Makariou III Avenue, Geroskipou, Pafos 

Tel: +357 26 271 221

Open Monday – Saturday

Sundays Closed

Winter Hours:

Monday – Friday:        9:00 – 15:00

Saturday:                     9:00 – 13:00

Summer Hours:

Monday – Friday:        9:00 – 16:00

Saturday:                     9:00 – 13:00

Entrance Fee:  €4.00

Wheelchair accessible.  Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.

Ecclesiastical metallic objects, intricate embroidery, rare icons, manuscripts and old books, and detached wall frescoes dating back to the 7th Century AD, are a few of the items on display at this magnificent tribute to Cyprus’ rich Byzantine heritage.

Located in the central square of Geroskipou, visitors will experience the splendour of the Byzantine Empire and the artefacts that reveal the high artistic characteristics of the era. The Museum possesses a remarkable collection of liturgical books (among them Gospels of 1462 and 1604, Hymnology Archives from the 15th Century), and one of the oldest icons in Cyprus dating back to the pre-iconoclastic period.

Pafos Ethnographical Museum

Location: 1 Exo Vrisis Street, Pafos 

Tel: +357 26 944 833

Open Daily (Monday – Sunday)

Monday – Saturday:    10:00 – 17:00

Sunday:                        11:00 – 13:00

Entrance Fee:  €2.56

Partly accessible to wheelchairs. Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.

Privately owned by the Eliades family, the Pafos Ethnographical Museum offers an insight into the life and times of the people of Pafos.  Visitors to the museum will discover a full range of fascinating, charming, quirky, and deeply interesting exhibits, including archaeological finds from the Chalcolithic period.

Other items on display include rural costumes, accessories, traditional carved wooden furniture, farming tools, kitchen utensils, clay artefacts and woven articles. Natural caves, a Hellenistic rock-cut tomb, a terebinth tree and architecture dating back to 1894 have also been incorporated into the museum.

Maa -Palaiokastro

Location: Maa-Palaiokastro, Coral Bay

Tel: +357 97 883 968

Open Monday – Friday

Winter (16 September – 15 April):     8:30 – 16:00

Summer (16 April – 15 September):  9:30 – 17:00

Entrance Fee:  €2.50

Not accessible to wheelchair users.  Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.

Situated on a small peninsula, the archaeological site of Maa-Palaiokastro depicts the colonisation of Cyprus by the ancient Greeks after the fall of the Mycenaean kingdoms in 1200 BC.

Designed by Italian architect-conservator, Professor Andrea Bruno, the modern museum building is a fascinating underground structure with only its bronze dome visible from the outside.  A round, subterranean exhibition room is located under the dome featuring excavated artefacts from the area.

Byzantine Museum of Arsinoe

Location: Peristerona Village, 9km (6km) south of Polis Chrysochous, Pafos District

Tel: +357 26 352 515

April – October

Monday – Friday:        10:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 18:00

Saturday:                     10:00 – 13:00

Sundays:                      Closed

November – March

Monday – Friday:        10:00 – 16:00

Saturday:                     10:00 – 13:00

Sundays:                      Closed

Entrance Fee:  €2.50

Wheelchair accessible.  Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.

An opulent collection of painted icons dating from the 13th to the 19th Centuries, elaborate wood carved ecclesiastical items, and intricate metal work used in religious rites, the Byzantine Museum of Arsinoe is another magnificent exhibition located in the Bishopric of Arsinoe, in the village of Peristerona.

The museum also offers a unique collection of rare books and manuscripts, including beautifully crafted clothing worn by the clergy, embroidered vestments, and bishop’s crowns.

Fiti village Weaving Museum

Location: Fiti Village, north east of Pafos

Tel: +357 26 732 126

May – October

Monday – Saturday:    08:00 – 12:00 & 14:00 – 17:00

Sundays:                      Can be arranged upon request.

November – April

Monday – Saturday:    09:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 16:00

Sundays:                      Can be arranged upon request.

Entrance Fee:  Free

Wheelchair accessible.  Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.

The Fyti Weaving Museum exhibits examples of the village’s famous woven textiles and demonstrates how the craft has been practiced in the village since Medieval Times using the old-style loom. The unique style of weaving is known locally as ‘Fythkiotika’ and is characterised by a variety of designs and rich colours.

Inia village Basket Weaving Museum

Location: Inia Village, north of Pafos

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Experience the great tradition of basket weaving in a place that is synonymous with the craft. Located in the scenic village of Inia, with spectacular views of the Akamas Peninsula, the Inia Basket Weaving Museum houses a collection of traditionally made basketry, trays, wall decorations and fish traps, which show the traditions and skills that have been passed down through the generations.

The Village itself is popular for walking, photography and painting due to its remarkable natural beauty.

Kato Akourdaleia Folk Art Museum

Location: Kato Akourdaleia, north of Pafos

Tel: +357 26 306 216

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:          08: 00 – 14:30

Thursday:                                                        08:00 – 17:00

Saturday and Sunday:                                     Closed

Entrance Fee:  €2.50

Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.

 

Located in the village of Kato Akourdaleia, with its traditional charm and character, the Folk-Art Museum offers the visitor an insight into local art craft and culture.

House of Archbishop Makarios III

Location: Pano Panayia, Pafos District

Opening and closing times vary.

Located in the village centre, the birthplace and family home of Cyprus’ first president, Archbishop Makarios III, is open to visitors throughout the year, where an employee of the museum can guide you around. This simple house turned museum features typical items from the ethnarch’s childhood and offers a brief insight into Cyprus’ 20th Century history.

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